Friday, August 23, 2019

The 38th St. Just-le-Martel International Salon of Caricature, Editorial and Gag Cartoons

The International Press and Humor Salon of Saint-Just-Le-Martel, to be held from September 28 to October 6, unveiled the program of its 38th edition.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Counterpoint reaches 50k subscribers

From The Daily Cartoonist.

Counterpoint has arrived with a punch.

The eagerness of participating cartoonists to promote this new platform explains, in part, why it has gone from some 750 subscribers three months ago to around 50,000 today.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

CRNI monitors the loss of cartoonists from media outlets globally

From Index on Censorship.

Cartoonists around the world continue to be subjected to censorship, imprisonment, violence, threats, harassment and, in the worst cases, even death.

Although a small organisation, Cartoonists Rights Network International has had a big impact on challenging threats and abuses against editorial cartoonists worldwide.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Art Spiegelman withdraws an introduction to a forthcoming Marvel book

From The Guardian.

Art Spiegelman, the legendary graphic novelist behind Maus, has claimed that he was asked to remove criticism of Donald Trump from his introduction to a forthcoming Marvel book, because the comics publisher – whose chairman has donated to Trump’s campaign – is trying to stay “apolitical”.

Monday, August 19, 2019

"The London Cartoon Show"

From Pro Cartoonists.

Drawing by Christopher Burke

A free exhibition of cartoons on the theme of London, past and present, drawn by members of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation (PCO) debutes today at Charing Cross Library.  

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Cartoonist Ed Hall Censored on Facebook

Jews are not welcome here

Ed Hall is reporting this syndicated cartoon about the Trump/Netanyahu confrontation with two U.S. Congresswomen denying them entry into Israel has been removed from Facebook.

Once again a social media behemoth has conflated legitimate criticism of something with the thing itself.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

An illustrated history of Charlie Hebdo

The following is a presentation I gave last week in Toronto at the 102nd Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

You will find here cartoons from both versions of Charlie Hebdo as well as a few cartoons I drew after the shooting in their offices on January 7th 2015.